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May is National “Better Sleep Month”.  We think that’s brilliant because we have some really, really great products to help you sleep better – and they’re all natural.  At least you won’t have to worry about driving the car or raiding the fridge while under the influence of sleeping pills! 

Whether you have general insomnia, hot flashes, a snoring problem or a medical condition that’s keeping you awake, Allegro has something for you.  We even have products to help babies sleep better… so mommies and daddies can get a better night’s rest too.

Better Sleep Products

  The Snore Wizard – Without a doubt one of the most popular products at AllegroMedical.com.   Warning: It competely stops the snoring for some people and doesn’t work for others.  If a snorer is making you crazy, it’s probably worth the $60 bucks to find out, considering the high cost of surgery or worse yet, divorce… :)

 

 Baby Sleeps Safe - And mom will too, with this special two-piece infant sleep system developed by childcare experts. 

 

 Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock w/Bed Shaker – Are you a clock watcher, afraid you won’t hear the alarm?  Fear not, my sleepy friend, the Sonic Bomb will make SURE you’re awake with noise, flashing lights and bed shakers.  You can control all three, if it’s too much.  GREAT for heavy sleepers, college students and teenagers.

 

 Foam Eggcrate Mattress Overlay – another super popular AllegroMedical.com product.  This cushy overlay will save you $100′s off a pillow top mattress and will improve your circulation, reduce pressure sores and provide a cool, dry comfortable night’s sleep.  Great for sofa sleepers too!  Read Bed Check for Better Sleep for more better bed ideas.

 

 Eye Pillow with ergoBeads – like I always say, everything is better with cream cheese, bacon and…ergoBeads!

 

 Mother’s Choice Sleep Positioner – Awwww.  Don’t you just want to tickle those little feet?  This positioner will hold your baby comforably on their side or back in the crib, as recommended by the American Board of Pediatrics.

 

 Sunrise Alarm Clock -  This is just such a sweet product.  Imagine waking up to a slowly illuminated room, a simulated sunrise, instead being jarred awake by a screaming alarm.

 

 Double DreamSack - Perfect for couples who travel. This full silk pouch protects you from germs, harsh detergents and the general ick of hotel bedding. 

 

 Silk Travel Pillow Cases – Well, won’t you just be the smartest one on the plane when you slip one of these beautiful silk pillow cases onto your airline pillow!   Also get the Silk Pocket Pillowcase (fits standard pillows) to take with you on a cruise, visiting relatives, hotels or camping.  Makes a great Mother’s Day gift!

 

 Chillow Pillow Cooling Sensation Memory Foam Pillow – You have to try this if you sleep a little hot.  Seriously.  I have two of them.  They really work.  Takes a few days to get started, but after that… amazing!

See All Chillow Cooling Products

 

 Rest Mate Bed Wedges - Box of 2 - Supports your upper body, prevents you from shifting and provides total comfort while you’re on your back or side. 

 

 Hugg-A-Pillow Bed Pillow – Cuddle up with this unique pillow designed to support your head, neck, shoulders and upper chest.  Available in standard or allergy free. 

 

 Stress-Ease Support Pillow – Ease the stress on your back and neck with this total cervical support pillow. And sleep like a baby, too.  Or, how about a pillow for butterflies?  Not really, check this out – Softeze Butterfly Pillow.

 

 Dreamsie Sleeper & Sleep Cap – Mde from 100% certified organic cotton knit, your little one will be safe and sound in this loose bedding alternative.  The full length zipper makes nightime diaper changes a snap.  Fits infants up to 6 months.

 

 Sweet Relief Duo – Personal Soothing & Cooling Set – Designed by women for women, these two pillows will cover your hot spots while you’re trying to sleep.  Grab a nightfull of zzzzz’s, while this fluid filled duo whisks heat away from your body and head.   Another great Mother’s Day gift!

See all these and more in Allegro’s Shop by Condition: Insomnia area.  Wishing you restful nights and sweet dreams forever. 

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Psssst… as always, thanks for being an AllegroMedical.com customer.  We appreciate your business.  Don’t forget about us when you need medical supplies!

I’ve been nickle and dime-ing my bedroom for years, chasing an image of the perfect, snuggly sleeping chamber.  A dark shade here, a humidifier there, wave sounds, soothing colors… but a recent lower back problem pushed me to take a comprehensive look at the bed itself.   Needless to say, I have a new bed . . . and mattress. . . pillows . . . and, okay, well, pretty much everything.  Hey, don’t we spend, like, a third of our lives in bed?  So, anyway.

The way I see it, whether you’re prone to crappy sleep or ‘just okay’ sleep, we all can improve our odds by optimzing our beds for snoozing.   We also have lots of products for those who spend most or all of their time in bed.  Read on . . .

BED CHECKLIST FOR BETTER SLEEP

Get a bed that’s big enough.  You and your bedmates (pets included) need room to stretch and flop.   Can’t afford a new bed?  Put a Want Ad out to your local Freecycle group and get one for free!  I just used Freecycle to find a home for my King Simmons Beautyrest mattress.  It felt so good to give it directly to someone who really needed it.  Get and give.  Makes the world go around.

Your Mattress.  If you feel like you’re sleeping in a fluffy canoe, then your bed might be too soft.  On the other hand, if there is no give at all, your mattress is essentially flattening the normal curve of your spine and it is too firm.  Too soft, get a new mattress.  Too firm, add a topper.  

Here’s what I found when buying a new mattress:  Ignore the brands.  They try to confuse you with all these fancy names and crap and I’ve heard that Leggett and Platt makes all the innerds for the big name mattresses anyway.  Who wants to spend thousands of dollars on a mattress?  Don’t buy on price or you’ll get royally scammed.

Don’t get caught up in coil counts either, or stats.  It’s all sales voodoo.  Go for what feels comfortable to you.  I go for firm, but that’s because of my cranky back. 

Pillowtops are expensive, but alluring.  Before getting sucked in, remember that they are pretty much a massive rip-off because really they are just layers of foam sewn onto the top of your mattress.  Save yourself hundreds of dollars and re-create the effect with an egg-crate mattress  pad or memory foam overlay.  We sell a ton of them.  Note:  I love sleeping on memory foam and I even have a memory foam pillow, but when you first buy it, it smells horrible.  The odor goes away after a few nights though.  Trust me.  I nearly threw the dang stuff out.

Ignore mattress thickness.  Thick mattresses are not any better or worse than thin mattresses as long as you have innersprinig coils and the right comfort level for you.  You can get the same effect without the extra padding on top of the innerspring.  Besides, thick mattresses are heavy to carry, require special deep sheets and often times are so high that they hide your headboard. 

Box springs are also unnecessary except to raise the mattress.  Consider a platform bed frame or just put your mattress directly on the floor.  I’ve done both with great success.  In fact, I haven’t had a box spring since I don’t remember when.

Bottom line when mattress shopping:  Buy the cheapest most comfortable mattress you can find.  The rest is all marketing hype.

What about specialty beds?  If you like to read, relax or lounge in bed, or if you are bedridden, you will want to take a look at Allegro’s Flex-A-Bed line of adjustable beds and flexible mattresses.  They come in every size, they’re super affordable and they can be completely customized.

Or, on the cheap, you can fake an adjustable bed using an elevating leg rest and a bed wedge.  Brilliant!

If you are have trouble getting in and out of bed, or you are bedridden, incontinent, or elderly, here are some other products to consider:  Bed Rails, Bedpads, Mattress Covers, Pressure Reduction, Trapeze and Bedside Tables

For hospital beds, we carry specially designed hospital sheet sets and semi-fitted top sheets.

For everything, see our entire Beds or Shop by Category in Bedridden or Insomnia.

And finally, here’s a major topic that deserves equal but separate consideration:  Pillows!!  Read Why Your Pillow is Gross and How to Pick a New One.

Nighty night.  Sleep tight.  Don’t let the bedbugs bite. 

psssst…  (whisper)…. thanks for buying your stuff from AllegroMedical.com.

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Sleep Awareness Week is observed and recognized as one of the national health observances during the month of March. Sleep Awareness Week is March 3rd through March 9th. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the majority of adults require 7.5 to 8.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep but the percentage that actually reach that amount of rest every night falls very short of what it needs to be. Sleep is an important part of our lives in terms of productivity during waking hours, awareness in everyday activities, and more importantly, health.

Are You a Victim of Sleepless Nights?

If you are having trouble catching up on those much needed sheep counting hours after the sun goes down then the Better Sleep Pillow is your solution. This sleep apnea pillow accommodates all kinds of sleepers from those who sleep on their back, stomach, and anywhere in between. The better sleep pillow also improves circulation so you can make sure you’re not starting your day off with stiffness out of bed.

Okay, What About Snoring Problems

The CPAP Multi Mask Sleep Pillow is an extremely effective form of snoring treatment. The Sleep Pillow Mask prevents the airway from closing during sleep. If you don’t prefer a mask, try the Snore Wizard formerly known as the Noiselezz. The Snore Wizard is a Snoring Mouthpiece designed to treat both snoring and sleep apnea. The improved airflow in the back of the throat with the Snore Wizard Snoring Mouthpiece eliminates snoring. I’m actually thinking about getting one for my good friend. He brings the thunder when he’s in a deep sleep. His snoring resembles a Semi-truck down-shifting on the highway.

To read more about these and other remedies to snoring and sleep apnea, visit our Sleep Apnea Blog.

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